Gujarat Police cracked 2008 Ahmedabad blasts case in 3 weeks

Narendra Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat, had congratulated the state police for cracking the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts case in less than three weeks of the attack.

Gujarat Police cracked 2008 Ahmedabad blasts case in 3 weeks
Gujarat Police cracked 2008 Ahmedabad blasts case in 3 weeks

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police had cracked the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case in three weeks. The serial blasts occurred on July 26, 2008. 

Narendra Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat, had congratulated the state police for cracking the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts case in less than three weeks of the attack.

The police had claimed people associated with the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM), a faction of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), were involved.

The mastermind of the blast Mufti Abu Bashir, who was arrested from Uttar Pradesh, was brought to Ahmedabad. Crime branch police had found that SIMI activist Mufti Abu Bashir, was present in the city on the day of the blasts.

"By arresting the terrorists behind the Ahmedabad serial blasts, Gujarat police have created a hope in the country that this menace can be fought," Modi told the Gujarat police team led by DGP P C Pande who went to meet Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar.

"Terrorists have been striking at will in various parts of the country for last six years. Gujarat also became their target. All of us feel that terrorism should be uprooted from the country. Gujarat police have proved that success can be achieved in this regard," Modi said.

"Morale of terrorists is likely to be weakned by the success of Gujarat police," he said.

After a protracted trial that lasted almost 13 years, a special court last week delivered its verdict, holding 49 guilty in the 2008 serial blasts case in which Ahmedabad was rocked by a series of bomb blasts that left 56 dead and 200 injured.